A Greenprint for Hawai‘i—O‘ahu

Across Hawai‘i, tens of thousands of acres are for sale. This includes productive agricultural acreage and rare wilderness land, for which development proposals can prompt public controversy and costly litigation. These landscapes hold mo‘olelo (stories) that tie us to the state’s ancestral past, even as they connect us to today’s flourishing native culture. Agricultural lands support diverse crops and food security. And wilderness lands are beautiful places to roam and explore.

The best way to preserve these lands is to balance development with conservation based on a scientifically sound planning process that balances both the community's opinion and takes the land's special values into account. The Trust for Public Land and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs worked on such a plan, the O'ahu Greenprint. Want to learn more? Download the O'ahu Greenprint below.